|Fisherman's Tales: Doug Joudrie - Ned Lightner|
Doug Joudrie has fished the waters off the shores of New England for almost a half century. In this interview Doug shares some of his fishing philosophies and memories.
Keywords: Fishing; Lobstering; interview; oral history; Maine; Doug Joudrie
|Neighborhood Stores - GEM Productions|
Gone are most of the neighborhood stores with the owner in the store and replaced by the drive-in convenience store. Short subject used between regular programming.
Keywords: oral history; neighborhood store; people; documentary; convenience store
|Bayside Reflections - Ned Lightner|
Originally produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Northport Yacht Club. This is a video about the summer community on Penobscot Bay officially called the Northport Village Corporation but known to all as Bayside.
Keywords: interview; oral history; documentary; Bayside; Northport; Maine; summer colony
|Fisherman's Tales: David Black - Ned Lightner|
David Black has been fishing along the coast of Maine for over 38 years. This is an interview with David, who shares memories and opinions about fishing.
Keywords: interview; lobstering; fishing; maritime history; natural resources; oral history; Maine; Penobscot Bay; David Black
|Bryant Stoves and Music - Ned Lightner|
In Thorndike, Maine, Bryant Stoves and Music has been restoring and selling wood and coal stoves. Bea Bryant takes us on a tour of the showroom as well as "the stove museum".
Keywords: interview; oral history; stoves; Thorndike; Maine; Bryant Stove and Music; wood stoves; coal stoves
|Letters of a New Gloucester Victorian Teenager - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Brian Soucy|
New Gloucester resident, Stephen Chandler reads excerpts from letters written by one of his ancestors, Anna Potter Chandler when she was a teenager in the late 1800s. The program was a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: letters; teenagers; Victorian; genealogy; carriages; lecture; oral history; Anna Potter Chandler; people; travel
|Journey to Health: Waldo County General Hospital - Ned Lightner|
Waldo County General Hospital is a small community hospital located on the Maine coast. This program describes the changes that have taken place at the hospital over the past 40 years. These changes may be similar at many other small hospitals and provide a look at the new developments in health care.
Keywords: interview; oral history; hospitals; health care; Waldo County General Hospital; Belfast; Maine
|South Portland High School Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony - SPC-TV|
Groundbreaking ceremonies for a major renovation to the South Portland High School on May 7, 2012.
Keywords: live event; people; education; oral history; news; South Portland High School; groundbreaking ceremony
|A Tribute to Eliza Steele-Rockland's Legendary Nurse - GEM Productions|
Eliza Steele founded the Rockland District Nursing Association in 1929. She was the school nurse for decades. Doctors,nurses,and others who worked with her and witnessed her dedication to caring for the sick,particularly, the poor and the children are interviewed for this moving story.
Keywords: oral history,Eliza Steele; Rockland District Nursing Association; school nurse; interview
|Window on History:Voices of Belfast Past - Belfast Historical Society|
This program which was presented by the Belfast Historical Society and Museum features interviews with two long time residents of Belfast. Captain Bill Abbott was a Penobscot bay pilot for many years. Harold Jones has seen many changes during his long life in Belfast Maine
Keywords: Maritime history; oral history; Belfast Maine; Penobscot Bay; Bill Abbott; Harold Jones
|Somewhere in Waldo County:Belfast Town Clock - Ned Lightner|
The Belfast,Maine town clock is owned by the city but resides in the steeple of the First Church. We tag along with Bob Stover who is setting the clock an hour ahead for Spring. Bob gives a tour of the works and we learn some history along the way.
Keywords: interview; people; conservation; oral history; town clock; Belfast; Maine; clock tower
|Maine in the War of 1812 - Richard Erwin,Bob MacGregor,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historical researcher and teacher,Larry Glatz, talks about the role that Maine played in the War of 1812. A New Gloucester Historical Presentation.
Keywords: education; people; wars; lecture; Native Americans; maritime history; oral history; battles; British; treaty; generals; Canada
|Ice Storm Rondel - Toni Seger|
Visual poetry brings to life Maine's devastating ice storm in 1998. Residents often recall when their beloved woods seem to scream in pain as weighted limbs cracked and fell all around them. Timothy Richardson's poetry recited by Jeff Flint plus photos from the event brings to life this "innocent agony".
Keywords: literature; poetry; weather; arts; oral history; natural resources; ice; storm; woods; trees; news
|The Nina and Pinta Visit South Portland - SPC-TV|
Replicas of Columbus ships, the Nina and the Pinta, built in Brazil using old world methods stopped in South Portland on their journey of teaching around the world. Interviews with the Captains and Crews demonstrate how small the ships were and the hardships the crews must have endured
Keywords: interview; travel; education; oral history; maritime history; Columbus; Nina; Pinta; South Portland; boatbuilding; adventure
|The John Grant Era - Katie Winship|
For 50 years the Grant family ran the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine which celebrated its 100th anniversary in April, 2012. This documentary takes a look back at the history of movies and the Grant family.
Keywords: documentary; John Grant; movie theater history; Colonial Theater; interview; arts; people; oral history; Belfast; Maine
|Smokey McKeen--Folklorist - Ned Lightner|
Smokey McKeen is a folklorist who has been gathering the stories of people from Waldo County, Maine for decades. He gave a talk at Belfast Senior Collegewhere he recounts some of these stories.
Keywords: live event; education; oral history; natural resources; folklore; Waldo County; Maine; Belfast; Smokey McKeen; Senior College
|Working Women of Waldo County - Karen Saum|
Documentary about working women in local factories in Waldo County, Maine. Sardine,chicken processing,shoes and elecronic factories all since closed.
Keywords: interview; fishing; people; oral history; women; labor; factories; Waldo County; Maine; documentary
|A Closer Look at Malaga Island - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Jane Arbuckle and Amanda Devine from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust recount the history of Malaga Island,now owned by the Trust. Malaga Island was once home to an interracial community in the early 1900s. The forcible eviction of all residents of the island due to prejudice and greed of the privileged powers-that-be at that time, including then Governor Frederick W. Plaisted,remains a stain in Maine history...
Keywords: lobstering; fishing; education; people; lecture; oral history; civil rights; Malaga Island; eviction; interracial; prejudice
|History and Manufacture of the Knox Marine Engine - Craig Mathieson|
A lecture by Andy Swift and Willard Wight about the history of the Knox Marine Engine
Keywords: education; live event; oral history; maritime history; Camden; Maine; Knox Marine Engine
|Doll Circus - Ned Lightner|
Joe Bryant is a tinkerer. His wife, Bea is a doll collector.Joe has breathed life into Bea's doll collection and created a "doll circus". It is an amazing sight. This program takes a tour of the circus with its creator.
Keywords: interview; people; oral history; dolls; Joe Bryant; Bea Bryant; Thorndike; Maine; Barbie Dolls
|Woolwich Town Clock - Roger Baffer|
Oral history of how Woolwich, Maine got their town clock
Keywords: interview; oral history; Woolwich; Maine; town clock; clock tower; Woolwich clock tower
|Moses Greenleaf: Maine's First Mapmaker - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historian, Holly Hurd gives a talk about Moses Greenleaf who is regarded as Maine's first mapmaker,among other professions. This program is a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: Moses Greenleaf; people; maps; surveyor; lecture; oral history; natural resources; travel; settlers; borders; Masons
|Tugboats of Belfast Maine - Ned Lightner|
This program was recorded aboard a "tractor tug" and features Captain John Worth talking and demonstrating what a modern tugboat does on Penobscot Bay.
Keywords: tugboat; Captain John Worth; Penobscot Bay; Maine Maritime Academy; oral history; maritime history
|Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication Ceremony - SPC-TV|
Dedication ceremony of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting Portland and South Portland.
Keywords: education; people; parades; oral history; news; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Memorial Bridge; National Guard; Chandlers Band
|South Portland During the Civil War - South Portland Historical Society and SPC-TV|
An oral presentation with slide show given by Kenneth E. Thompson, Historian, Portland Harbor Museum.
Keywords: Lighthouses; education; people; wars; lecture; oral history; maritime history; Civil War; South Portland; Historical; forts; Maine Coast
|Rosie the Riveter Day-Women Support the War Effort USPS Stamp Dedication Ceremony - SPC-TV|
More than 100 women who either worked or were the daughters and relatives of women who worked as welders in the South Portland Shipyards were paid tribute as representatives of the US Postal Service unvieled it's "Rosie the Riveter" stamp at the South Portland Performing Arts Center". Guest speakers included then Congresswoman Susan Collins.
Keywords: education; people; wars; oral history; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; shipbuilding; women welders; Rosie the Riveter; Portland Harbor Museum; USPS Stamp; news
|Seguin Island: A Lofty Gem Near Georgetown, Maine - Patti Mikkelsen|
Former U.S, Coast Guard light keeper, Fred Kahrl narrates and conducts interviews about Seguin Island, located at the mouth of the Kennebec River. The second oldest lighthouse in Maine resides on the island, perched 180 feet above sea level.
Keywords: interview; lighthouses; oral history; museum; maritime history; island; Fred Kahrl; light keeper; Kennebec River; U.S. Coast Guard; Seguin Island; Georgetown; Maine
|Liberty Ship Memorial Dedication - SPC-TV|
More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. The South Portland Shipyard Society and others solicited donations and won approval for the erection of a memorial to these workers. Guest speakers included former Maine Governor Ken Curtis, Boris Korotyaev,Vice President of the Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood, Congressman John Baldacci, City Manager,Jeffrey Jordan, and Frederic L...
Keywords: education; people; wars; oral history; news; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ship Memorial; Boris Korotyaev; Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood; John Baldacci; Jeffrey Jordan; Frederic L. Thompson; Governor Ken Curtis
|On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition - Spring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted Miles|
Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. This program was produced by Southern Maine Technical College(now Southern Maine Community College)as part of its 50th year celebration of learning...
Keywords: wars; education; people; oral history; news maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ships; Ted Miles; women welders; Maine Maritime Museum; Bath Iron Works; Maine Womens Fund; Women Unlimited; Reed&Reed; Mary Bertalen; Margaret Peg Cheney; Margaret Dixon; Helen Goodine; Frances Olsen; Marion Senechal; Claire Upton; Shirley Wilder